Manchester City squad news: Injury, suspension list vs.

Sports Mole takes stock of all the latest Manchester City news on injuries and suspensions ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Watford.

Manchester city will aim to keep pace with Chelsea atop the Premier League table when they meet Watford Saturday evening.

Pep guardiolaAston Villa’s men beat Aston Villa 2-1 in midweek, with Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva scoring lightning before Ollie watkinsconsolation.

The defending champions remain one point behind the Blues in second and one point behind Liverpool, but Guardiola now has additional injury issues to work around.

Here, Sporty Taupe collects all the news about Man City’s injuries and suspensions ahead of the contest.


© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Coronavirus
Possible return date: December 7 (v. RB Leipzig)

Kevin De Bruyne has now tested negative for COVID-19 but did not resume training before Aston Villa’s victory, so the trip to Watford will likely come too soon for him.


Manchester City's Ferran Torres celebrates his goal against the Wycombe Wanderers on September 21, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Foot
Possible return date: Unknown

Ferran Torres – who is heavily linked with a move to Barcelona – continues to recover from a broken foot and will remain out for the remainder of the calendar year.


John Stones in action for Man City on February 7, 2021© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Hit
Possible return date: December 4 (v. Watford)

John Stones was left out of the squad to face Villa because of a blow, and the England defender has emerged as a doubt for this contest.


Manchester City's Kyle Walker pictured on September 25, 2021© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Hit
Possible return date: December 4 (v. Watford)

Kyle Walker was also not available for the win over Villa due to an unspecified issue, and it remains to be seen if he will be given the green light for Saturday.


Ilkay Gundogan to leave injured for Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur on August 15, 2021© Reuters

Status: major doubt
Type of injury: Hit
Possible return date: December 4 (v. Watford)

Ilkay Gundogan was the third victim of a ‘problem’ that kept him from making it to Villa Park midweek, and the Germany international faces a race to be fit for this game.


MAN CITY SUSPENSION LIST

Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy with manager Pep Guardiola after being substituted on August 15, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Possible return date: Unknown

Aymeric Laporte is back from a ban, but Benjamin Mendy remains suspended by the club pending trial in January.


ID: 471673: 1false2false3false: QQ :: from desktop db: LenBod: collect7487:

Comments are closed.